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Asian Broccoli Salad

“This nutritious recipe is my favorite potluck contribution,” says Florence Hendrickson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. “I lightened it up, and it’s tastier than the original!”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted


  • Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain. Transfer to a large bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, sugar substitute and pepper. Whisk in the oil. Let stand for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Add pimientos and almonds to the broccoli; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 87 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • wanders6
    Mar 7, 2017

    I was a little stepical about cooking the broccoli at first thinking it would be mushy. This was a delishious and refreshing salad. Thank you for sharing and will be making this again soon!

  • maritab
    Apr 29, 2013

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  • Zafira Fauxhall
    Mar 8, 2010

    I serve broccoli a lot so I'm am always looking for different ways to serve it. This recipe is definitely a winner. The only thing I changed was to omit the pimientos. I served it along with Five Spice Tuna and Barley Pilaf with Bacon for a very flavorful dinner.